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Barron's AP Psych Abnormal Part 1
Maladaptive, Disturbing to Others, Unusual, Irrational
DSM IV - TR
Reference book that describes symptoms of all current psychological disorders
A class of disorders marked by excessive apprehension and worry that in turn impairs normal functioning. Includes phobias, PTSD, and OCD.
an anxiety disorder involving fear and avoidance of heights, animals, and other specific stimuli and situations
(n.) - an abnormal fear of open or public places
A disorder that involves an irrational fear of being publicly humiliated or embarrassed
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
an anxiety disorder in which a person is continually tense, apprehensive, and in a state of autonomic nervous system arousal
an anxiety disorder marked by a minutes-long episode of intense dread in which a person experiences terror and accompanying chest pain, choking, or other frightening sensations
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repetitive thoughts (obsessions) and/or actions (compulsions)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
an anxiety disorder characterized by haunting memories, nightmares, social withdrawal, jumpy anxiety, and/or insomnia that lingers for four weeks or more after a traumatic experience
disorders characterized by physical symptoms for which no known physical cause exists
preoccupation with thoughts of disease and concern that one is suffering from a serious condition that persists despite medical reassurance to the contrary
a mental disorder characterized by the conversion of mental conflict into somatic forms (into paralysis or anesthesia having no apparent cause)
disorders in which conscious awareness becomes separated (dissociated) from previous memories, thoughts, and feelings
loss of all or part of memory; does not have a physical cause
dissociative disorder in which a person forgets who who they are and leaves home to creates a new life
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
a rare dissociative disorder in which a person exhibits two or more distinct and alternating personalities. Also called multiple personality disorder.